Advocacy

Learn new advocacy skills and brush up on your legal advocacy knowledge with our range of interactive and educational CPD courses. Covering a number of different topics such as trial advocacy, plea making and tribunal advocacy, our seminars and online intensives provide advocacy skills training to suit lawyers at any stage of their career. As many barristers and solicitors find the 'performance' element of legal advocacy to be intimidating, advocacy training for lawyers can be essential in building confidence and ultimately achieving a positive outcome in court. Explore our courses below to find out more about advocacy law based CPD programs available at Leo Cussen's.

  • March 2021

  • Friday, 5 March 2021
    3.0
    5 Mar 2021 9:00am - 5 Mar 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only
    $395.00
  • Friday, 5 March 2021
    1.0
    5 Mar 2021 1:00pm - 5 Mar 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    This session will give junior advocates the confidence they need when appearing in the major jurisdictions as well as tips for obtaining the best outcome for the client on the day. Enhance your advocacy skills and gain confidence! 

    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 9 March 2021
    1.0
    9 Mar 2021 1:00pm - 9 Mar 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    Recent cases show that uncertainties or ignorance of the impact and requirements of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) (‘the Act’) can result in strong criticism, costs penalties and even referrals to the Legal Services Commissioner. This ever-evolving area and ongoing interpretation of the Act requires that practitioners be up to date with the requirements and risks associated with non-compliance.

    $145.00
  • Monday, 15 March 2021
    1.0
    15 Mar 2021 1:00pm - 15 Mar 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    In this session, Michael Gavan, MinterEllison research librarian, shares tips about free legal current awareness, alerting services.

    $145.00
  • Monday, 15 March 2021
    1.0
    15 Mar 2021 1:00pm - 15 Mar 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    Practitioners are often instructed to make or consider, offers of settlement, enter into settlement negotiations, and draw settlement agreements and / or enforce their terms. It is imperative that

    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 17 March 2021
    1.0
    17 Mar 2021 1:00pm - 17 Mar 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    Are you finding it difficult to communicate effectively with clients? Is the added stress of social isolation making a difficult client even more challenging? Do you need some strategies to communicate and deal with tricky situations? 

    $145.00
  • Thursday, 18 March 2021
    5.5
    18 Mar 2021 10:00am - 18 Mar 2021 4:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    This workshop is designed to help practitioners understand the parameters and secrets to drafting effective pleadings. Well drawn pleadings can prevent costly interlocutory disputes and provide a basis to embark on successful litigation. Participants draft pleadings using various fact scenarios and receive feedback and evaluation in this interactive and practical workshop.

    $620.00
  • Tuesday, 23 March 2021
    4.0
    23 Mar 2021 9:00am - 23 Mar 2021 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only
    $475.00
  • Thursday, 25 March 2021
    1.0
    25 Mar 2021 1:00pm - 25 Mar 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    As a lawyer, it is vital that clients understand the legal documents they are signing and your advice.

    $145.00
  • Monday, 29 March 2021
    1.0
    29 Mar 2021 9:00am - 29 Mar 2021 10:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    Misbehaviour in any workplace can have devastating consequences. Sexual harassment, bullying, victimisation, discrimination in the workplace are all key risk areas.  But with so many changes in how we work in 2020, comes new challenges to traditional thinking about where the workplace begins and ends. Employee and colleague vulnerabilities are more exposed than ever, as colleagues ‘enter each other’s homes’ and private spaces to carry out work and conduct business. Is there a risk of information about how a colleague lives, being used against them? 

    $120.00
  • Monday, 29 March 2021
    1.0
    29 Mar 2021 11:40am - 29 Mar 2021 12:40pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    Client relationships are built on trust and mutual respect. It can be simple yet avoidable to unintentionally cause offence to clients through lack of understanding of cultural sensitives. With clients coming from a diverse range of cultural and religious backgrounds it is more important than ever that lawyers are equipped to foresee, and act appropriately in varying situations. While this can be difficult in person, it can be even more difficult meeting a client for the first time online. Although technology may help on some occasions, it can sometimes hinder client relationship development.

    $120.00
  • Wednesday, 31 March 2021
    1.0
    31 Mar 2021 2:20pm - 31 Mar 2021 3:20pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Live Stream Only

    Our presenter will outline the current state of statutory interpretation including recent cases and current approaches to statutory interpretation. This session will discuss:

    $120.00